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French Island in La Crosse County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway

 
 
Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2018
1. Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway Marker
Inscription.  A living memorial to and in honor of all Wisconsin veterans, living and dead, of all wars in which the United States of America has engaged.

Color guard of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment with Old Abe at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1863
The contributions of Wisconsin veterans date to the Civil War, when over 90,000 men took up arms to preserve the Union at places like Antietam, Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Since then, numerous Wisconsin men and women have served in our nation's military during times of peace and war.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 43° 51.533′ N, 91° 16.233′ W. Marker is on French Island, Wisconsin, in La Crosse County. Memorial can be reached from Interstate 90 at milepost 1, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Crosse WI 54603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Upper Mississippi (a few steps from this marker); Major General C.C. Washburn (within shouting distance of this marker); George and Gohres

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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Taming the Wild River (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); Symbol of America (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); Minnesota’s “Fashionable Tour” / Welcome to Minnesota (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); Theodore Foss Memorial Highway (approx. 1.7 miles away in Minnesota); The Development of Copeland Avenue (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2018
2. Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway Marker
La Crosse County Rest Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2018
3. La Crosse County Rest Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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